The Root appoints Robertson to EIC

The Root, one of the nation’s preeminent digital media outlets for Black news, politics, culture and opinion, has promoted Tatsha Robertson to editor in chief. In her new role, Robertson will helm the annual Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans and The Root Institute, an annual gathering of the leading Black thought leaders. […]

Washington joins The Root as senior reporter

The Root has appointed Jessica Washington as a senior reporter, covering race and gender justice. She joins from the Fuller Project for International Reporting, where she covered gender, race and inequality. She formerly worked on a long-term investigation funded by USC to cover the impact of the child welfare system in Minnesota on Native families. […]

HuffPost appoints Belton as editor-in-chief

HuffPost has named Danielle Belton its new editor-in-chief. Belton starts on Apr. 12 and will be reporting to Mark Schoofs, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News. She will be based in New York. Belton joins from The Root where she had been for more than 6 years, joining as an associate editor, and then serving as a […]